UNESCO/Flanders Funds-In-Trust for the Support of UNESCO's Activities in the Field of Science

Session 13

 

Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Date: 25 September 2007


Agenda

10:00-13:30

  1. Introduction and general policy discussion
    • perspectives for future cooperation
    • exchange of views on the draft evaluation report
  2. Review of ongoing activities
    • financial situation of the General Fund 513BEL9090
    • reporting on on-going projects
  3. Discussion of new proposals, including large scale projects and SSA
  4. Other business

 


Participants

1- Representatives of Flanders
  • Dr Rudy L. Herman, Senior Researcher, Technology and Innovation Division, Ministry of Flanders
2- Representatives of UNESCO

Sector for External Relations and Cooperation

  • Mr. Akio Arata, Chief of Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources
  • Mr Savatore Mineo, Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources

Natural Sciences Sector

  • Mr. Thomas Schaaf, Programme Specialist, World network of Biosphere Reserves Development and Regional Networks Support Section
  • Mr. Peter Pissierssens, IOC, IODE programme coordinator
  • Mr. Jose Alberto Tejada-Guibert, Deputy Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme.
  • Mr Moussa-Elkhadum, Administrative Officer, Natural Sciences Sector
  • Ms Rosanna Karam, Senior extra budgetary Administrative Assistant, Natural Sciences Sector

 


Working Documents

  • Project Progress Reports (as on 25 September 2007)
SC Division
Project Code/ responsible
Project Title/description
Duration/ budget
Project Document
ECO
Large scale projects

513INT2000

T. Schaaf

Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD)

 

5/04 - 8/08

USD 800,000

ongoing

progress report

513INT2001

 

T. Schaaf

Outreach Activities – complementary to Projects:

  • Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD; code 513/INT/2000);
  • IHP projects CAZALAC (code 513/RLA/2040) and FRIEND/NILE (code 513/RAB/2042)

05/06 - 10/08

USD 425,533

ongoing

progress report

 

Small scale activities (SSA)

513INT2002

T. Schaaf

Participation of SUMAMAD project (513/INT/2000) scientists in international conference on Desertification and the International Policy Imperative (DIPI), Algiers, 17 to 19 December 2006

09/06-02/07

USD 15,000

Finallized

final report

HYD
Large scale projects

513RAB2042

R. Al-Weshah

Capacity Building and Networking of the Nile Countries: FRIEND (Flow Regime from International Experimental and Network Data) Nile Project (FRIEND/Nile1)

01/01-31/12/07

USD 929,700

Finalized

Final FRIENDNile Project Report.pdf(PDF, 9 MB)

513RAB2041

R. Al-Weshah

UNESCO-Flanders Science Fund-In-Trust Project on Capacity Building and Training on Environmental Planning and Management in Palestine: Phase-II

01/01-31/12/07

USD 850,000

513RAB2003

R. Al-Weshah

Support to Flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data of the Nile Project (FRIEND/Nile Phase II)

11/06-12/109

USD 950,000

513RAB2001

R. Al-Weshah

Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens to IHP

06/02-6/08

USD 60,500

513SAF2000

A. Makarigakis

FETWATER Phase II

6/06-31/12/10

USD 1,041,700

513SAF2040

A. Makarigakis

Capacity Building and networking for water resources management

1/01-2/07

USD 207,900

finalized

report not available

513RLA2000

M. Donoso

Support to implement water centre for arid and semiarid zones in LAC

7/06-7/09

USD 715,000

ongoing

progress report Sep07

Small scale activities (SSA)

513MOR2000

M. Bonnel

Activities of the monitoring campaign in Merja Zerga, Morocco

Oct-Nov 2006

USD 13,200

finalized

report not available

IOC
Large scale projects
513GLO2002

P. Pissierssens

Integrated Expert and Training System for Oceanographic Data and Information Management ODIMeX

1/04-10/08

USD 382,800

ongoing

progress report

513RAF2003

P. Pissierssens

Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa - Third Phase (ODINAFRICA-III)

 

7/04-10/08

USD 2,530,000

ongoing

progress report

513RAF2004

P. Pissierssens

Development of an African repository for electronic publications (ODINPubAfrica)

 

1/01-31/12/07

USD 111,100

finalized

final report

 

513RAF2005

E. Desa / A. Suzyumov

Geosphere-Biosphere Coupling Processes in the Ocean - The Training-through-Research approach towards Third World involvement

1/01-8/08

USD 285,000

ongoing


progress report

513RAS2000

V. Tilot de Grissac

Biodiversity and distribution of mega faunal assemblages - eastern equatorial pacific

7/06-7/09

US$ 66,000

513RAF2008

J. Ahanhanzo

Remote Sensing Application in the framework of FETWATER SIMDAS and
GOOS-AFRICA Programmes based on the UNESCO Crosscutting Project on Remote Sensing in Africa (FET-Water-RET-REMSENS

6/06-6/10

USD 350,000

ongoing

progress report

Small scale activities (SSA)

513RLA2001

J. Barbiere

 

SPINCAM - Integrated Service Platforms and Information Networks for Ocean and Coastal Area Management -
Planning Workshop for the formulation of an IOC Regional Pilot Project in Latin America

7/06-31/5/07

 

US$ 16,500

finalized

final report

annex

513GLO2007

J. Barbiere

Integrated Services and Spatial Tools for Ocean and Coastal Area Management
(ISSTOCAM)

(approved at FUST-SC-11, May 2006)

6/06-31/3/07

USD 91.194

finalized

final report

 

513GLO2008

J. Barbiere

 

Support to the UN regular process for global reporting and the assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects - Organisation of the 1st Group of Expert Meeting for the Assessment of Assessment (AoA)

 

3/07-4/07

(December 2006 - February 2007)

US$ 16,500

finalized

final report

annex

 

513GLO2009

J. Barbiere

 

Preparation of grant proposal, Marine Spatial Assessment

1/8/07-10/07

US$ 13,718

ongoing

progress report

 

513RAF2007

P. Pissierssens

 

 

Development of an “easy-to-install” deployment package of an electronic repository of marine science publications (e-repository in a box)

(approved at FUST-SC-11, May 2006)

 

3/07-6/08

USD 33,000

ongoing

progress report

 

ERC

513GLO001

A. Arata

FUST Evaluation phase II

6/07-10/07

US$ 50,000

ongoing
  • Large scale project: new proposals (APPROVED by FUST-13)
IOC

J. Barbiere

 

Regional pilot project on Integrated coastal area Management in Latin America (LAC ICAM)”

Note: The project proposal needs to be finalized by the project officer by mid October and submitted officially to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS. The official proposal should include letters of commitments by the participating countries as well as a detailed table of counterpart contribution.

7/06-31/5/07

 

US$ 770,000

 

  • Small scale activities: new proposals (APPROVED byFUST-13) (no code assigned yet)
ECO

513INT2003

T. Schaaf

SUMAMAD-2 Planning workshop in Dana Biosphere reserve (Jordan), June 2008

Note:Revised approved amount 27,500 US$ (including support costs). The project proposal has to be rewritten by the project officer in order to duly reflect the increased total budget and the related supplementary activities (ceremony event with the University of Gent). The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code.

[This proposal has already been reviewed after the SC and administratively created under the budget code 513INT2003]

3/08-8/08

US$ 27,500

proposal
HYD

513EGY2000

UNESCO/Cairo

Secondment of Dr Ann Van Griensven to the FRIEND/NILE Project 2007-2009

2007-2009

US$ 15,059

proposal
IOC

513GLO2010

P. Pissierssens

Support to the Pacem in Maribus Conference 2007 to promote the participation of Youth and women in the promotion of sustainable use of marine resources and ocean governance

10/07- 12/07

US$ 13,200

513RLA2002

P. Pissierssens

Stakeholder Meeting towards the Development of the Caribbean Marine Atlas (CMA)

10/07-12/07

US$ 22,000

proposal

-

P.Pissierssens

 

Maintenance/levelling assistance for OdinAfrica installed sea level gauges (complementary to ODINAFRICA-III)

 

2008

US$ 33,000

-

V. Tilot de Grissac

Biodiversity and distribution of mega faunal assemblages in the abyssal nodule province of the eastern equatorial Pacific: management of the impacts of deep seabed mining

Note: The project proposal has to be extensively rewritten by the project officer in order to duly reflect the increased total budget and the related supplementary activities (edition, publications and distribution). The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code

11/07-10/08

US$ 16,500 (revised by FUST SC)

proposal

-

J. Barbiere

IOC/UNESCO experts group on Mainstreaming Awareness and Mitigation of Marine – related Hazards and Risk in Integrated Coastal Area Management”

Note: Supplementary financial resources to support this SSA have to be provided from IOC Project Office budget.  SSA will have to be co-financed by ICAM. The project proposal has to be reviewed by the project officer in order to duly reflect the new budgetary situation and expressly include the ICAM co-financing. The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code. The new suggested title of this SSA could be “Coping with Multihazards and Risk in Costal Areas” and keeping the above proposed title as a subtitle.

7/07-9/07

US$ 11,000

proposal